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assets image 1Mr. Thomas Grund, Prof. Thomas Grund delivered a lecture on “Corruption Scandal and the actual investigation”. Prof. Thomas Grund is an Associate Professor at University College Dublin, Ireland. Having a strong background in Sociology, he spoke about public criminal trials and the sociological relations. He summed up that the whole is more than sum of its parts in sociology.

assets image 3Dr. Hartmut Aden, Professor of German and European Public Law, Public Policy and Public Administration, Berlin School of Law and Economics (BSEL), Dr. Hartmut Aden visited SLSP between 7th March, 2019 and 16th March, 2019. He delivered lectures to the students enrolled for the European Union Legal Studies course, and conducted a seminar for the faculty. Dr. Aden also shared with the students, the opportunities for LL.M. and Summer School Exchange in BSEL.

assets image 2Professor Mimi Samuel, Professor Mimi Samuel is an Associate Professor at School of Law, Seattle University. Her visit to Symbiosis Law School was to provide orientation about moot court to students. She elucidated that thinking like a lawyer involves three things; Firstly, analyzing statutes and cases, secondly, applying law to fact in order to construct legal arguments and thirdly, evaluating the strength of legal arguments.

assets  2019 image 1Mr. Michael Horwitz, Assistant District Attorney, Israel, visited Symbiosis Law School, Pune between 25th February - 4th March, 2019. He delivered lectures for the European Union Legal Studies and Asian Legal Studies Programmes, and a Faculty Development Seminar during his stay.

assets  2019 image 2Prof. Paul Babie, Dean of Adelaide Law School, visited Symbiosis Law School, Pune on 29th February, 2019. He delivered a guest lecture on 'Law and Religious Freedom.' His extensive research findings on law and religion engaged the audience thoroughly during the European Union Legal Studies Programme.

assets  2019 image 3Dr. Maria Stoicheva, Professor, Functional Rector, Sofia University, came on a visit to Symbiosis Law School, Pune from 28th February to 6th March. She delivered lectures for the
EULS students and also contributed to the curriculum development of the programme.

assets  2019 image 4Justice Mohan Pieris, Former Attorney General of Sri-Lanka visited Symbiosis Law School, Pune from the 27th of March 2019 to the 30th of March. He judged the final rounds of Symbiosis International Criminal Trial Advocacy, 2019 and delivered lectures for the European Legal Studies and Asian Legal Studies Programmes.

assets  2019 image 5Dr. Darius Whelan, Senior Lecturer, University College Cork, School of Law, Ireland visited Symbiosis Law School, Pune from 24th April to 2nd May, 2019. With his expertise and experience in the field of research and development, he engaged Faculty Seminars, reviewed Curricula related to EURASIA project.

assets  2019 image 6Judge Miriam Krause, Tel Aviv, Israel visited Symbiosis Law School between 17th to 24th January. She delivered various lectures on European Union Legal Studies and Asian Legal Studies and conducted a faculty development seminar during her visit. She was able to wonderfully connect with the audience by sharing her mother's experience of the holocaust. She also touched issues international justice.

assets  2019 image 7Dr. Alexander Fischer, Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Research), Executive Director, Centre for Public Law and Jurisprudence, Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat visited Symbiosis Law School, Pune from the 29th March to the 1st April 2019. He judged the final rounds of the Symbiosis International Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition and delivered EULS lectures.

assets  2019 image 8Dr. Aparajita Mohanty, Prof. Sujata Arya and Prof. KshitijNaikade attended and participated in the Workshop on European Legal Studies at Stockholm University, Sweden on 21st and 22nd. They presented a research paper titled, "Menace of Plastic Pollution: Responses from India and EU.”

assets  2019 image 9Mr. Edward Choi, a Doctoral Candidate from Boston University visited Symbiosis Law School, Pune on 9th April, 2019 to interact with Dr. Shashikala Gurpuron Higher Education and Law.

assets 2020 image 1Dr. Galina Rousseva- Sokolova from Sofia University came to Symbiosis Law School, Pune on 27th April, 2018 to further the discussion on the Eurasia Project and participated in the panel discussion on EURASIA—Common Challenges and Converging Perspectives: Rule of Law in Europe and Asia.

assets 2020 image 2Prof. Lindsay Trotman visited SLS-P as a Scholar- in Residence. During his stay he delivered lectures on wide ranging issues like Comparative Corporate Law, Consumer Protection, Law of Torts and Comparative Constitution. He also engaged a Faculty Development Seminar on Misleading or Deceptive Conduct.

assets 2020 image 3Mr. Vincent Oeters, Marketing Head- Asia and Middle East, Brill Publishers conducted a guest lecture on “How to Publish with an International Law Publisher”. He stated the importance of citations and the fundamental principles that a researcher must abide by while formulating his or her article.

assets 2020 image 4Ms. Heather Wallick, former Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at Harvard Law School conducted a guest lecture on ‘Higher Education Abroad-Admissions and Financial Aid’ on 8th September in the Professional Development and Continuing Legal Education Hall of Symbiosis Law School, Pune. She stated how students must make informed decisions about their higher education degrees.

assets 2020 image 5Attorney Rebecca Todd visited Symbiosis Law School, Pune from 14th September 2018- 1st October 2018. She imparted extensive training on Mooting Skills and Legal Writing to the students of Symbiosis Law School, Pune and Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad. She also delivered guest lectures on First Amendment Rights under US Constitution and related cases pertaining to Public Schools to the students of 5th Year BA/BBALLB, ‘First Amendment Rights, Religion and Education’ to the students of LL.M. She also conducted an intensive Legal Skills Workshop on 26th and 27th September 2018.

assets 2020 image 6Prof. Stephen Barnes from Penn State University, the USA visited Symbiosis Law School, Pune on 13th September, 2018. He conducted a lecture on Constitutional Law for the LL.M and the 5th year students and a separate session for students who were interested in pursuing LL.M at Penn.

assets 2020 image 7Dr. Natasaza Styczynka, Assistant Professor at the Institute of European Studies Dean’s Proxy for Internationalization at the faculty of International and Political Studies Jagiellonian
University and Dr. Daniela Irrera, Assistant Professor of International Relations and Global Civil Society & ERASMUS Coordinator, Department of Political and Social Science University of Catania visited SLS, Pune from 25th September to 29th September 2018 under the Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher participating in the panel discussion on EURASIA — Common Challenges and Converging Perspectives: Rule of Law in Europe and Asia.

assets 2020 image 8Prof. Dr. Clemens Arzt from Berlin School of Economics & Law attended the 7th International Annual Research Conference on Rule of Law in Context: Indian and Global Perspectives from 27th, 28th and 29th September 2018 where he presented a paper on the “Rule of Law and Police in India, Namibia and Germany - A comparative approach.

assets 2020 image 9Prof. Dr. Clemens Arzt from Berlin School of Economics & Law attended the 7th International Annual Research Conference on Rule of Law in Context: Indian and Global Perspectives from 27th, 28th and 29th September 2018 where he presented a paper on the “Rule of Law and Police in India, Namibia and Germany - A comparative approach.

assets 2020 image 10A delegation from Bristol University consisting of Professor Ken Oliphant (Head of the Bristol Law School) and Mr. Dominic Freda (Faculty Manager for Social Sciences and Law) visited Symbiosis Law School, Pune on 29th November, 2018 to discuss the possibilities of collaboration for Joint Summer Schools, Law Clinic Exchange, Semester Exchange for Students, Faculty Exchange Programmes and for Lectures via video-conferencing and Skype.

assets 2020 image 11Dr. Jane Knight, Adjunct Professor of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto visited SLS-P on 26th December. She had a meeting with the Director Dr. Shashikala Gurpur and faculty members of the Law School. Being a renowned scholar of the eld of internationalization of higher education, the discussion veered around the following:

  1. Top 3 areas of priority for moving
    internationalization ahead in the next 3 years.
  2. Facilitators required for achieving these and
  3. Barriers that may keep these from happening (or would
    make these difcult to achieve).

assets image 11European Studies Revitalized Across Asian Universities (EURASIA) Project EURASIA is a capacity building project in higher education aimed at strengthening the academic ties between higher-educational institutions (HEI) in 4 program countries (Bulgaria, Poland, France and Italy) and 4 HEIs from 2 partner countries (China and India).The main coordinating University is Sofia University, Bulgaria. Symbiosis Law School, Pune (SIU) has achieved another milestone in promoting internationalization by being a part of the prestigious Erasmus Capacity Building Project.

assets image 12The European Union’s Erasmus+ Programme is a funding scheme to support activities in the fields of education and training and the project activities would include the elaboration of original, innovative and methodologically grounded modules and courses on European Studies, upgrade and modernization of existing courses and developing unique ones addressing regional cooperation which will promote stronger ties between India and Europe and contribute towards knowledge generation, dissemination and cross-cultural sensitization.

30th March 2018 – 6th April 2018, Dr. Radley Henrico, Senior Lecturer, Public and Procedural Law, Faculty of Law, University of Johannesburg, Advocate of The High Court of South Africa visited SLS-P. He delivered lectures on:

Understanding the concept of “religion” within the constitutional guarantee of religious freedom’ to 1st Year BA/BBA LLB and LLM students of SLS-P.

assets image 13Constitutional Law: The limits of transformative constitutionalism with reference to the doctrine of separation of powers / Mutual accommodation of religious differences in the workplace – a jostling of rights to 2nd Year- BA/BBA LLB & 1st Year LLB students of SLS-P.

Limits of the rule of law: ethical duties to be assumed by persons in public office to prevent corruption’ to LLM and 2nd Year LLB students of SLS-P.

Introductory Principles to South African Constitutional Law &South African Administrative Law: The relevance of the principle of legality’to LLM students.

assets image 14Educating our future legal practitioners: The imperative of transformative education’ to 5th Year BA/BBA LLB & 3rd Year LLB students of SLS-P.

Faculty Seminar on ‘Understanding the concept of “religion” within the constitutional guarantee of religious freedom.

assets image 1525th-27th March 2018, Dr. Siobhan Mullally, Commissioner, Irish Human RightsCommission judged the SICTA Finals and delivered lectures on:

Camp for quality enhancement of Dissertation’ for LLM students on 29th March 2018.

Faculty Seminar on “Council of Europe: Human Rights monitoring on Trafficking of Human Beings

Mr. Dominic D'souza, Barrister at Law, Goldsmith Chambers, London delivered a lecture on Entertainment Law for 4th year BA/BBA LLB (Hons.) and LLM students on 17th March 2018.

assets image 16Dr. Federico LupoPasini, Professor, Faculty of Law, Queens University, Belfast delivered a lecture on ‘Implications of BREXIT from the perspective of International Business Laws’ for the students of 4th and 5th Year BA/BBA-LLB on 19th February 2018.

assets image 17Dr. Christiane Trüe, Professor of Public Law, Faculty of Law and Economics, Bremen University of Applied Science, Germany and Prof. Dr.MechthildSchrooten, Faculty of Law and Economics, Bremen University of Applied Science, Germany delivered a lecture on Overview of European Union Environmental Law on 22nd February 2018.

assets image 18Dr. RatnaKapur, Visiting Professor, School of Law, Queen Mary University of LondonguidedLL.M. Human Rights students on their research topics.She also delivered a discourse on ‘EU and European Court of Human Rights’ on 12th March, 2018 for the students of Certificate Program, Spring School of EULS and 4th& 5th Year students of B.A.-B.B.A.-LL.B. She also delivered a lecture on ‘Camp 1- (External Expert) for Human Rights Students’ on 13th March, 2018 for LLM Human Rights students.

assets image 1912th - 13th January, 2017, Mr. Chris Parsons,Chairman, India Practice, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP visited SLS, Pune. He delivered a guest lecture on Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions – the India Story to the students of IV, V Year BA. LL.B./ B.B.A. LL.B., III Year LL.B., and members of the Community Legal Care Centre. He also spoke about his 30 marathons over 30 days in India for uplifting the condition of disadvantaged women.

assets image 205th January, 2017, Prof. J.R. Swanegan, Assistant Dean, International Programs at Stetson University College of Law, Tampa Bay, Florida and Prof. Royal Gardner, Faculty of Environmental Law, Stetson University College of Law in Tampa Bay, Florida visited SLS-P.

During their stay, they discussed possibilities of future collaborations with SLS,Pune.

assets image 2112th January, 2017, Prof. William (Bill) Cushley, International Dean for Eurasia and South Asia and Mr. Sanju Dominic , International Officer (India) visited SLS, Pune and discussed prospects of future collaboration in the areas of Research, Joint Publication and Joint Summer School in the field of IPR, participation in the two International Moot Courts and the Annual Research Conference.

assets image 2213th January, 2017, Prof. Dario Moura Vicente, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon, President of the Institute for Legal Cooperation, Lisbon paid a visit to SLS, Pune during which he discussed the possibility of an MOU with SLS, Pune with the International Cell.

assets image 239th February, 2017, Dr. Ilias Trispiotis of the School of Law from University of Leeds delivered a lecture on the 'Significance of the European Court of Human Rights in a Globalizing World' for the LLM students of SLS, Pune.

assets image 2415th - 16th February, 2017, Prof. Margaret Sova McCabe, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Law, University of New Hampshire School of Law visited SLS, Pune. During her visit, she conducted a Faculty Seminar on 'Framework for Approval of Genetically Engineered Crops Inadequately Prepare for Deregulation.' She also introduced students to the Franklin Pierce IPR Centre and UNH.

Mr. Matti Gurreck, Scientific Assistant, Chair of Public Law-European Law, Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany visited SLS-P from 12th - 27th February, 2017. During his stay, he delivered lectures to the EULS Certificate Course students and conducted FDP on 'Soft Law in EU'.

assets image 2510th February, 2017, Prof. Elaine Claar Campbell, Director of Graduate and International Programs, Peking University School of Transnational Law ("STL"), Shenzhen, China and Professor Ray Campbell, Peking University School of Transnational Law visited SLS-P. They introduced STL and their LL.M. degree program.

Prof. Ray Campbell delivered a lecture on 'How the Digital Age is Impacting the Practice of Law' to the students of BA/BBALLB IV Year and II & III Year LLB.

assets image 2624th February, 2017, Helen Hudson, Head of Legal Development, Nottingham Trent University visited SLS-P and discussed future possibilities of collaboration, online courses and summer schools.

28th February, 2017, Dr. Anja Meutsch, Cologne University visited SLS-P. She conducted a lecture for the European Union Legal Studies Certificate Course offered by SLS, Pune.

assets image 272nd March, 2017, Hon'ble Justice Mohan Peiris, Former Chief Justice and Attorney General, Sri Lanka delivered a guest lecture on 'Judicial Review: A comparison of India, Sri Lanka and USA' for BA/BBALLB (Hons.) II Year.

assets image 28Hon'ble Justice Kristi Lea Harrington, Judge, South Carolina State Circuit Court, State of South Carolina, USA visited SLS, Pune, India from 20th June, 2016 to 24th July, 2016 as a Fulbright Scholar for guest lectures, faculty seminars and conducted a Workshop on 'Judging and Judicial Training: Best Practices' on 9th July, 2016 as the resource person for 45 judges of Pune District Court.

assets image 29Mr. Dawid Stanczak, PhD candidate - School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy, Jordans town, New town abbey, County Antrim Ulster University, UK visited SLS, Pune from 5th August, 2016 to 5th October, 2016. During his visit, he undertook lectures for UG students at SLS, Pune. Further, he undertook writing joint research paper with Director, Dr. Shashikala Gurpur.

assets image 30Hon'ble Justice Mohan Pieris, Former Chief Justice of Sri Lanka, visited SLS,P from 20th August to 28th August, 2016. During his stay, he conducted multiple lectures for under graduate and post graduate students. Further, he conducted a faculty seminar and a capsule course on arbitration.

assets image 31Prof. Kris Gledhill, AUT Law School, New Zealand visited SLS, Pune as the plenary speaker for the Annual Research National Conference held at SLS, Pune on 10th and 11th September, 2016.

Prof. Renate Kock from Cologne University, Germany visited SLS, P on 26th and 27th September, 2016 in furtherance of her research on Right to Education in Maharashtra schools: A comparative critique with reference to Germany along with Director, Dr. Shashikala Gurpur, SLS, Pune.

assets image 32Ms. Claudia Kurkin, Faculty of Law-Brunswick European Law School (BELS), Germany visited SLS, Pune from 22nd to 30th September, 2016. During her stay, she conducted multiple lectures for under graduate students and also conducted a faculty seminar for SLS, P faculty.

assets image 33Prof. Sandeep Gopalan, Dean, Deakin University Australia visited SLS, P on 4th October, 2016 where he addressed LLM & BA/BBALLB III Year (Hons.) students in the area of corporate laws.

assets image 34Prof. Ian Walden, Professor of Information and Communications Law and Head of the Institute of Computer and Mr. Patrick Power, Deputy Director, Marketing and Communications at Queen Mary, University of London visited SLS, Pune on 9th November, 2016 for discussing further collaboration between both the institutes.

Prof. Ian engaged a lecture for the faculty members of SLS, P on Privacy and Security during the War on terrorism on 9th November, 2016.

assets image 35Prof. Dr. John Tingle, Nottingham Trent University, UK visited SLS, P from 8th to 12th November, 2016. He undertook discussion regarding participation in Symhealth Conference in May 2017, Joint Summer School programme in the area of Public Health, Patient Safety and Ethics & participation of students of SLS, Pune in the Summer School Programme being offered by NTU.

Prof. Stephen Barnes, Assistant Dean for Graduate and International Programs visited SLS, Pune on 22nd September, 2016. MOU between SLS, P and Penn State Law was exchanged.

assets image 36Dr. Nicolas Kang-Riou, Lecturer, Salford Law, Salford Business School, Salford, Manchester UK visited SLS, P on 5th December, 2016 and met Dr. Bindu Ronald and other faculty members for discussing collaborations and exploring areas of joint research and funding.

assets image 37Prof. Chris Guthrie, Dean, Vanderbilt Law School, Prof. Yesha Yadav, Vanderbilt Law School and Ms. Cynthia Coleman met Dr. Gurpur on 12th December, 2016 for exploring possibilities of exchange and prospects of doing LL.M at Vanderbilt.


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